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Meet the New Teacher!

Your child is nervous about the first day of school. It's normal and natural. We all want to establish a good relationship right from day one.Schoo_Teacher-300x200 BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers

It's important that both you and your child have a positive relationship with the teacher. It's a good idea to ask your childs teacher if he/she would have a moment to meet with you before school begins. If time will not allow for this, write the teacher a personal letter.

Things to keep in mind for the meeting/letter:

1. Keep it positive. You may have...

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Know Your Rights

New guidance on the civil rights of ADHD students

boy_student-300x201 BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into SuperpowersThe Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ensures protection of ADHD students under law. However, its special Section 504 often varies among school administrators.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has has issued a guidance clarifying the rights of ADHD students in light of nationwide allegations that schools were not providing ADHD students the services they need to be successful.

"Over the last five years, OCR has received...

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Top 5 Myths About ADHD that Confuse Parents

Myth-1-300x200 BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers1. Girls don't get ADHD. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that in many states, boys are diagnosed twice as often as boys. Girls often do not 'act out' or rebel as much as boys, so the squeaky wheel, i.e. boys, often get the diagnosis. ADHD does affect girls likely as much as boys.

2. Getting good grades means I don't have ADHD. Many ADHD students are bright and make good grades. However, other areas of their lives are affected including social skills, organization, and finishing...

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Parents, ADHD Kids & Homework

homework-300x200 BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into SuperpowersNew research can help this volatile mix

A new study by Dr. William Pelham, a leader in ADHD research, and his team, sheds significant light on homework skills, parenting, and medication. The researchers compared homework-focused behavioral parent training against medication.

The study found that ADHD children who did homework under the guidance of trained parents improved 10% to 13% in homework completion and about 8% improved in homework accuracy. That's equivalent to the parent treatment...

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